My work speaks of negotiated relationships. Flowers blossom, unite, and compete as they traverse my vessels, creating an active dialogue between form and surface. The botanical imagery in my tile compositions highlights tensions between the human and natural world—real versus imagined, native versus invasive, destructive versus regenerative. In both bodies of work, I strive to capture the intimacy and complexity of life. Layers conflict and coexist with one another. Relationships may be challenging, but they contain a unique beauty and rhythm. Confronted by a world full of conflict, I use my work to try to bring things into harmony and balance.
My pieces are colorful and decidedly decorative. There is a painterly quality to my work produced by a physical layering of slips and glazes. Surfaces vary from crisp outlines to thin washes. Simple motifs unfold to create layers of color, pattern and image, resulting in rich, detailed surfaces.